What Is FDNY Approved Central Station Monitoring?

What Is FDNY Approved Central Station Monitoring?

A Central Monitoring Station (CMS) is a relay station. It relays (re-transmits) fire alarms from automatic fire alarm systems in buildings on to the fire department. The CMS (Central Monitoring Station) also relays other types of signals from the automatic fire alarms...

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Reasons for Smoke Detector False Alarm

Reasons for Smoke Detector False Alarm

False Fire Alarms are Dangerous. If there never was a false alarm, people would react to a fire alarm and get out of the building – false alarms change that. When there are some false alarms, people quit reacting quickly. With enough false fire alarms, people don’t...

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Hard-Wired vs Wireless Fire Detection and Alarm System

Hard-Wired vs Wireless Fire Detection and Alarm System

When deciding between a hard-wired Fire Detection and Alarm System (FDAS) and a wireless FDAS, some things have to be considered.   Generally, new buildings, where the wires can be hidden inside finished walls and ceilings, are a prime candidate for a completely...

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How Often Does The Fire Alarm Need To Be Inspected?

How Often Does The Fire Alarm Need To Be Inspected?

What is a Fire Alarm Inspection? A fire alarm system detects fire and warns people of fire. Because it detects fire, the fire alarm system will also close doors and shut down air systems. To help control a possible fire and smoke, and to help people escape the fire,...

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Fire Alarm Maintenance Helps Prevent False Alarms

Fire Alarm Maintenance Helps Prevent False Alarms

False alarms can be a real nuisance, not to mention frightening. Dependable fire alarm maintenance plays an important role in keeping your fire alarm systems functioning properly and eliminating the majority of false alarms. When you consistently have alarms going off...

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